RedHeat’s new single “Hanami Nights” is a 5 minutes long WOW moment! We already knew that this UK born, Netherlands based artist was talented. The new single is a giant leap for this music project. “Hanami Nights” is a chilled and laid-back piece with a catchy melody – as beautiful as illuminated cherry blossoms, which is the inspiration behind the song. This is indeed a perfect moment to become a RedHeat fan!
Redheat is a musician and composer specializing in instrumental epics. He recently released an album called “Origins”. It is an album designed to be played end to end, with each piece flowing into the next for an hour of soothing relaxation, promoting mental wellness through mental stimulation with uplifting themes interspersed with gentle meditative parts. Read our “Origins” review here. Also, check out this list of RedHeat’s other releases.
Listening to “Hanami Nights” got me thinking about Shannon M. Mullen’s famous quote: “Due to their short blossom time, Sakura blossoms are a metaphor of life itself: beautiful yet fleeting.”
This quote seems even truer when reading the song’s back story; “The trees and flowers begin to awaken in the spring sun. As she does too from her long hibernation. For my dearest, Ilona-Ruby. In November 2018 Ilona received the news that there was a problem that needed urgent attention, as many know Cancer is one of those things that scare the heck out of people, and it sure did for us.»
Read the complete text here. It truly is a remarkable story.
“Hanami Nights” has a very long build-up, over 2 minutes. But the time is well-spent. RedHeat successfully creates a lot of anticipation for what’s to come; It is like waiting for light to be turned on to illuminate nighttime cherry blossoms. First some gentle synths are heard, then guitar and a bass. Already at this stage the delicate Eastern flavors are easy to notice. Suddenly we are rewarded with the theme. Wow, what a warm, positive and uplifting melody RedHeat has in store for us!
The guitar segment is truly inspired, perfectly accompanied by layers of synth and a light rhythm. It is Chill, Tropical House and New Age music in perfect harmony. Wonderful!
This episode of Chill Guru is dedicated to RedHeat & Hanami Nights:
Perhaps the best part is the production itself. It is very light, not overproduced in any way. RedHeat has 100 % confidence in the melodic qualities, so there’s no need for more effects or additional layers. Hopefully RedHeat will continue marking music as elegant as this.
“Hanami Nights” is a delightful and positive piece, perfect for warm summer afternoons. When you hit play, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for the replay button. “Hanami Nights” is like a cherry blossom that never goes out of bloom…BT Fasmer @ Newagemusic.guide
Released on 6th June 2019, Hanami Nights is a Tropical House flavored New Age track, themed upon Japanese pentatonic scale with traditional instruments combined with a western Celtic touch.
“There is something quite addictive about this new release by RedHeat, it’s called Hanami Nights and has that delicate eastern flavour within the music that is so appealing. The build and progression of this single and its electronic nature is pristine and beautifully produced. RedHeat has indeed manifested something very special in this moody, yet exciting offering, one that I am sure listeners would be more than eager to purchase; this is a wonderfully fluent and colourful single indeed and one that I personally rate very highly.”
by Steve Sheppard – One World Music Radio.
Hanami Nights entered the New Age music charts at #8 on New Age Music Guide Top Ten for the month of June 2019, scoring a 8.1/10, read the full review here
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